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Muntjac Deer Having a Swim.

Muntjac Deer.

Muntjac Deer: Swimming in the River Kennet.

Swimming in the River Kennet.

Well, this certainly isn’t what I expected for today’s photograph. A Muntjac Deer swimming in the River Kennet in Newbury!

I was moving the boat to fill up the water tank and dispose of waste. Coming out of our mooring, there was another boat in front of us. We shared the lock, and them then chap on the boat in front commented on this Muntjac Deer in the water.

Of course, I didn’t have either of my cameras handy. Just the trusty mobile phone. Thanks to the advance warning, I was able to not only see this very unusual scene, but grab a shot of it as well!

Although the shot looks very rural, this is actually in the centre of Newbury. The river edges are rather overgrown at this point, but not that long ago this was part of Newbury Wharf.

I don’t know what happened to the deer after this. When we returned from the marina, there was no sign. Hopefully, it found somewhere to get out of the river.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 23 Jun 2017
  • Camera: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935F
  • Lens: Integrated
  • Focal Length 4mm
  • F/1.7
  • 1/230 Sec
  • ISO 40

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